Saturday 26 January 2019

"You need to say Isis aren't *devout* Muslims"

One of the most BBCish of BBC comedians (while he was there), Russell Howard, wrote an achingly right-on joke for his BBC programme Good News about the IS-supporting fanatical Muslim terrorists who murderously attacked Paris in 2015 which made the very familiar BBC point that they weren't real Muslims. 

This highly dubious platitude apparently went down well with the BBC studio audience but, alas, the BBC objected and demanded the joke be re-recorded. 

Russell quotes the BBC as telling him, "You need to say Isis aren't *devout* Muslims". (An equally dubious platitude).

And he obliged - though he's still evidently sore about it.

I think we're well beyond merely being In Wonderland or even Through the Looking Glass here.

And who's Tweedledum and who's Tweedledee in this strange BBC tale?


  1. The BBC moves in mysterious ways, its slanders to perform (e.g. comparing Katy Hopkins to terrorists who murder people, children included,in cold blood).

    What was going through their minds? Difficult to say. Howard's performance is based it seems on ignorance. You won't find a single Islamic cleric who argues that Mo was wrong to enslave people, whatever Howard might think about slavery and Islam. Also, you won't find many Islamic clerics who approve of music or skinny jeans - that's common to all schools of Islam. Furthermore, all Muslims believe that the revelations made in the 7th century are true for all time. The aim to ensure all people, Russell Howard included, follow Sharia law.

    Isn't it odd by the way that a UK comic of the standard left-liberal issue should be concerned that some people are dishonouring their "faith"? Have you ever heard a UK comic like Howard express such careful concern about any other faith?

    1. The BBC is not that mysterious when it comes to Islam (or Christianity for that matter). Predictable, more like.



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